I wish to cry. Yet, I laugh, and my lipstick leaves a red stain like a bloody crescent moon on the top of the beer can.
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath (via rabbitinthemoon)
Margaret Atwood, The Edible Woman (via topographia)
Nothing is accidental in the universe - this is one of my Laws of Physics - except the entire universe itself, which is Pure Accident, pure divinity.
Joyce Carol Oates (via topographia)
I’d cut my soul into a million different pieces just to form a constellation to light your way home.
Andrea Gibson (via 24ribs)
We are not going to change the whole world, but we can change ourselves and feel free as birds. We can be serene even in the midst of calamities and, by our serenity, make others more tranquil. Serenity is contagious. If we smile at someone, he or she will smile back. And a smile costs nothing. We should plague everyone with joy. If we are to die in a minute, why not die happily, laughing?
Swami Satchidananda, The Yoga Sutras (136-137)
After all, there were old tales told in plenty of the secret land of green good nights, before the yellow bird of dawning first flew over it from sea to sea and named it Scotland: there, when the first daughters of the folk lay with tree-gods, and wizards made themselves wives out of the flowers; there in that land all things were possible.
Colin Mackay, from ‘The Song of the Forest’ (via throughthenoisetothesea)
Lemony Snicket (via lilybaeum)